30 FASCINATING
AND FUN ART FACTS

Did you know that art teaches kids far more than self-expression? When kids are encouraged to express themselves in art and learn skills to get their ideas onto paper, their creativity and confidence soars.
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Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
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Art programs are mandatory in countries that rank the highest for math and science.
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The No Child Left Behind Act clearly mandates The Arts as a core academic subject.
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Researchers find that learning art correlates strongly with higher achievement in math and reading.
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New brain research shows that art promotes creativity, social development, and self-worth.
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Creating a website or designing a home requires mastering skills which are developed through arts education.
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Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.
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Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.
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English artist Andy Brown, created a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by stitching together 1,000 used tea bags.
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During his entire life, artist Vincent Van Gogh sold just one painting; Red Vineyard at Arles
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Picasso could draw before he could walk, and his first word was the Spanish word for pencil.
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Pablo Picasso loved animals. He had a pet monkey, an owl, a goat, a turtle and packs of dogs and cats.
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The first pencil was invented in England in 1565.
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The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution.
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The arts celebrate multiple perspectives and teaches kids that there are many ways to interpret the world.
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Learning to draw and think creatively helps prepare students for the future!
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The arts teach students to think through and within a material and use what they have in new ways.
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Teaching students to be creative is a deliberate process, much like teaching reading or math.
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Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian and animal rights activist, he would buy caged birds and set them free.
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Everyone is creative!
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Learning to draw helps kids in all other subjects.
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Classes at Thrive include a BONUS: 10 Parent Tip Videos to support your child's creativity.
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Drawing develops hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness- abilities that engineers and architects use.
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Art develops kids imagination and critical thinking skills.
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Art strengthens problem-solving skills, increasing school success.
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Art teaches kids life skills such as decision making and self-confidence.
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Art teaches kids to imagine more possibilities.
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Art is the perfect vehicle for play, fun and learning.
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Thrive's online art lessons give kids a foundation to draw anything they want.
For more information about these facts, check out the awesome sources: The Education Fund | The Complete Curriculum | NAEA Visual Arts

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Our online art classes for kids are a perfect way to bring art education into your home. Video art lessons can be taken any time, any where- via laptop, tablet or smart phone.